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Behind the Stage: The Extreme Excitement of Being a Woman in Black

Anne Mackey

By Leah Star '15, Stage Manage of Into the Woods

    Being a techie at Dublin is a virtually thankless position. Stress is high and  light is low. We just recently finished our production of “Into the Woods” here at Dublin. I feel that this was the most technically taxing show that we have done in my four years here. Into the Woods brought something new to the Dublin backstage tech crew (a.k.a Juliette Valade and yours truly, armed with my  ginger locks and character-building nose piercing). Into the Woods brought endless costume changes and the necessity to  hand/collect/steal props from actors. There was not a calm moment in Into the Woods, on or off the stage.

    However, in the darkness of backstage, there is something captivating and exciting, something technicolor within the blackness The chairs that do not get used, the headsets you rarely have time to wear, and the fast paced heartbeat of a 30 second costume change, all of that draws me in.

       As Stage Manager, I had to know what was going on in all moments of the show. I had to know when the actors had to change into what costume, and how much time we had to do it. For this specific production, it was also important that I know what trees needed to be moved to what place in what moment. Even in that stress, what makes it special is knowledge. That knowledge is what makes one of the most thankless jobs one of the most rewarding jobs as well. I can't imagine a way that Into the Woods could have run without a tech crew. I know that actors would have been just as amazing, the songs would have been just as captivating, and the feelings would be just as strong, but there would be something missing, like clothes. The flow, the ease, the confidence the actors have in knowing that they don't have to worry about getting their next prop because there is a techie right there to hand it to them, that is what makes the job so amazing.  I am thankful for the amazing backstage crew I was able to work with.

       Into the Woods is most likely the last production I will stage manage for. It was also the best. I have now been a part of 5 serious productions in my life, 4 of them at Dublin, and 3 of them as a techie, and I would never go back on stage. There is a strength that one must have to be a techie, a confidence in oneself  and one’s partners. Before this production I barely knew  co-techie Juliette Valade and now I would trust her with anything (my well-loved dog, maybe even my life). Just as an actor bonds with his or her fellow actors, a techie bonds with the other techies. There is nothing else that I would consider doing in the winter. You see, even in the short days and snow covered paths, even in the dark hole known as backstage, that is where I see the light– and it fills me to the core.


From a Captain to a Coach

Anne Mackey

An Interview by Senior Captain Tymira Holman and Coach Emily Johnson

Tymira Holman (TA) : How would you describe your coaching style?

I like to coach confidence in practice so when a player is  put in to a situation in a game, she will  not relying on me to tell her what to do. I’m not a yeller; I’d rather coach with a mutual respect from both the players and the coach

 How long have you been coaching for? Did you participate/play basketball in high school and college?

 I’ve played basketball since I can remember. In high school, from freshmen year on, I switched back and forth between Varsity and JV. During senior year, I was given the choice to either be on the bench or pretty much run the JV team. I chose the JV team so that I could play more.

In college, I worked two jobs so I didn’t have time to play. I also rode on the equestrian team and played on the lacrosse team. I was more of a practice person on the college basketball team. I’d just show up to practice and help them with training the point guards since I didn’t know any plays. 

I coached college level lacrosse for eight or so years and then tried to get involved in the administration for Division 1 college level sports, but  discovered how much I missed the coaching aspects. Then, I came to Dublin and have been coaching ever since I came.

 Do you plan to continue coaching in future years?

Yes. I really enjoy the connection between players.

 Do you find it difficult to balance your time between your personal life and basketball?

I do, but at the same time since I’ve been coaching and been a part of athletics for so long  that it is a part of our family makeup. Freeman (my son)  loves being in the gym anyways so it is easy to make it work.

 Who is your greatest role model? Either personal or as a coach.

As cheesy as it sounds, I would probably say my mom just because she was actually an athlete as well but didn’t have as much opportunity as I did. Through her life, she’s been knocked down a bunch of times but has always fought through and continued, without letting it change her life or personality. She’s taught me to be really strong and to never give up.

Sportswise, I’ve always looked up to Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues on his playing ability because he was so short (5’3). Plus he made the NBA back in the day.

What do you consider your strength as a coach to be?

My strengths as a coach would probably include caring about each player and wanting to do the best for them. To really help them understand the team makeup and what every player adds to the team. What were your coaching goals for the team this year? This year,  because of so many new players who were making an immediate impact on the team, I wanted the team to all work together. I didn’t want any of the games to direct only towards one player but to all five on the court. I really push the program to go up against harder teams that we’ve struggled with before—and we did.

 What are three things that you’ve experienced in coaching that you have learned from or have taught you something new?

One of them is dealing with drama and sometimes there is healthy drama or really annoying drama. And how to deal with drama. Another one is how important pushing yourself is. Pushing and coaching your team to get them to where you want them to be as players. Always keep that kind of fun attitude because if you aren’t having fun then it isn’t worth it . Sports should show growth and be fun.



Anne Mackey

The 2014-15 Dublin School Snowboard Team season experienced great success in re-entering the competition series within the Lakes Region League for the first time in five years. Since last year, the team gained thirteen new snowboarders and had an entirely new level of commitment and expectations. Starting on day one, the team began a dynamic and strenuous training plan designed by Strength Coach, John Adams, and me to put our competitors in the best position to bring home wins this season. During this time, the team built strong core values and principles to carry through the entire season.

During the winter season, the team traveled to three giant slalom races and four slope style competitions at a variety of mountains and terrain. On January 14, 2015, the team traveled to Gunstock Mountain for their first GS racing competition.  Our boys’ team finished in seventh place of eight teams and our two girls both had great first races. Everyone showed great potential for the rest of the season. The following week, our boys’ slope style team entered their first slope style competition at Sunapee hosted by Cardigan Mountain School on a beautiful day.  Dublin School placed third out of eight teams with great performances by every rider.

On January 28th, the team traveled back to Gunstock to a GS race hosted by Brewster. Our boys significantly improved, finishing third of seven teams and our girls did as well, coming in fourth out of six teams. On Wednesday, February 11, the Dublin School snowboarding team set out at 6:00 am for the Lakes Region Championship competition at Bretton Woods (NH). Our morning began with the GS race; the course offered a challenge being shorter and slower than our previous terrain. The boys placed fourth of seven teams and our two female competitors put in a fantastic effort. The afternoon brought on the highlight of the season.  Our six competitors trained vigorously for this competition, all hoping to improve on their previous results.  Grant Holliday, our senior captain, was thrilled to be competing after a long season of fighting injuries and watching competitions. Dublin finished the day in first place, making Dublin School history! The team continued the season entering two more slope style competitions. They placed second at Ragged Mountain behind Holderness School and then first at our first home competition hosted at Crotched Mountain. 

Each and every team member this year made fantastic progress and contributed to the success in some way. With fantastic leadership by our captains, Grant Holliday, Emil Hristache, and Ian Stanford, everyone should be absolutely thrilled with their performance this year and I hope they had some fun along the way.

Student Spotlight: Ryan Hyde '17

Anne Mackey

When sophomore Ryan Hyde was a youngster, his mother would take him to the Hollis Fire Department once a week to sit in the trucks and gather all the energy a fire house can offer to the imagination of a young boy. Years later, the Hollis Fire Department would continue to intersect in Ryan's life at timely moments: first when he had an anaphylactic reaction in class; second to transport him to the Maine Medical’s trauma center after a terrible ski accident leading to his eventual brain surgery; and finally to come to his aid after a car accident in his friend’s vehicle only a month after his recovery from aforementioned  brain surgery. Reflecting on these early experiences, Ryan notes, “all that I have been through has made me appreciate the work of the Fire Service even more, sealing the deal that I wanted to become involved in the same work that  has done so much for me. Being on the cusp of death more than once, and living to tell the tale, has made me recognize the power and importance that a singular person can have on a life.”

Today, Ryan is certainly repaying his dues as a certified First Responder and a member of the Hollis Fire Department. On campus, his presence as a First Responder is indispensable, be it as the sweeper on Mountain Day or as one of the medics at a ski race. He takes the motto, “truth and courage to heart” and is often seen with a shovel in hand, helping out around campus.

Below is a personal essay Ryan wrote in the fall of English 10 about a life changing moment he witnessed with the Hollis Fire Department.


A Deadly Decision

By Ryan Hyde (2017)

Lights were flashing everywhere - blue, red, and amber- and as I arrived on the scene, the first thing I saw was a smoldering suburban next to the crumpled remains of a Toyota Camry. The Camry looked like it was a badly stepped on soda can, devoid of any contents,

until I heard the fearful, pitiful sound of metal ripping into the trapped man’s flesh.  There was a lingering stench of oil and gasoline as a white powder whispered in the air, trailing the scent of exploded air bags. I looked to see the passers-bye in shock, occupied within their spectator ship of the horror in front of them. Nothing can impact you more than seeing the consequences of attempting to defying gravity, or the human body’s remains after such a flight.

 This car accident was one of my first calls in the fire service and also one of my first times witnessing such a blatant example of  human ignorance. The man in the car was wrapped around the steering wheel, screaming in pain, while another man was in shock and silently witnessing the harm that was done by such a split second mistake. There he stood, like a zombie, half-alive. Firemen soon encircled the trapped man and used a lot of hydraulic power equipment to untangle the bent and wrecked metal covering the bent and wrecked man. The medics soon rushed in, swept him out to the hospital, and the scene cleared.

 The offender of the head on collision remained standing and speechless; he had no words. But, it was in the absence of his words that I found my own: I would be a firefighter one day. After this event, I was sure I wanted to save people. Although I was just in training during this crash, I believed I made a positive impact, even if just a small one, to make someone’s worst day of their life just a little better.

 This first car accident was a turning point for me: it made me realize the importance of safe driving and the power of a single seat belt. Whether it is someone getting in my car, or me getting into another’s vehicle, there is no way the wheels will roll until everybody has their seat belt on.  I do not feel pity for those in accidents who willfully refuse to put on their seat belts, but I do feel a motivation to not let this tragic mistake happen to anyone I know.  At the end of the day, the buckle of a belt is better than the crunch of a skull.


Ancient Rome in Modern Europe

Anne Mackey

The Dublin School's Ancient Rome in Modern Europe trip arrived in France yesterday. Today we explored Arles and visited the sites and witnessed the light that inspired Van Gogh. The students loved the Roman Amphitheater and the Museum of Ancient Arles (lots of Roman artifacts, including a wooden Roman barge salvaged from the bottom of the Rhone River). We had an epic grocery shopping experience on the way home. Leah, Hannah, Somali and Matt prepared a delicious pasta dinner.